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Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833

October 2018

Players de Noc — I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly & Love, Loss and What I Wore

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Double Feature - Two one-act shows October 12, 13, 14 Matinee, 18, 19 & 20 I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly by Bobby Keniston Directed by Jim Powell Clyde is waiting at "The Only Fancy Restaurant in Town," anxious to propose to his beautiful girlfriend, Kira. There is only one problem: Clyde is a very average- looking guy. When Kira arrives, looking stunning, Clyde's night is thrown into a whirlwind when everyone in the restaurant wants to gawk at his…

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Homeschool Art Class

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Kaylee Hubert DATES: Mondays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., October 1 to December 10 An 11 week art curriculum for homeschoolers. Kids learn about color, perspectives, art techniques and do variety of hands on art and craft projects in this engaging and lively weekly class. Ages: K – 8 grade Register by September 23 Student Fee: $45 for series | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice…

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Barn Quilt Workshop

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Mary Felton-Kolstad DATES: October 24 Visiting artist Mary Felton - Kolstad hosts a workshop to help you create and paint your own Barn Quilt to make your barn or shed look unique. Paint a wooden 2x2 plaque in a quilted pattern, meet new friends and learn new skills. Please print your pattern or graph (instructions are attached to the registration form – all supplies are provided). PATTERNS must be sent in to the artists a week ahead of time…

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Glass Mosaic Window Panel

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 24, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jan Dillon DATES: October 17 & 24 In this class you will create a mosaic design on the glass of a wooden picture frame to display in a window. Pieces of stained glass will be glued onto the glass of a picture frame. The piece will not be grouted. 8X11 oak frames will be provided or you can bring your own frame. HELD IN UPPER STUDIO Student Fee: $32 members, $ 38 non-members Register by October 10 Bonifas Member:…

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Toddler Art — Session 1

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. 2 seven week sessions Session 1: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: November 1, 8, 15, 29 (skips Thanksgiving), December 6, 13,…

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4H Spin Club: Fun with Paper Mache

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Radloff DATES: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Looking for some messy fun? Learn to make figures out of newspaper, tape, cardboard, balloons and wire. We’ll start simple and advance to more elaborate projects. Your imagination is the limit. Ages: 9-15 (youth under 9 must be accompanied by an adult)   Register by September 23 Student Fee: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Bonifas Annual Meeting

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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You are invited to the Bonifas Annual Meeting. We’ll review what we’ve accomplished in the last year and consider what we hope to achieve in the coming year. Come meet our board members and honor community members who are or have been important in the arts in our community.

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A Night of Magic and Wizardry

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until October 27, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Come and enjoy a night of Magic and Wizardry at the Bonifas Arts Center. Come and visit the school of witchcraft and wizardry, there will be food, a cash bar, magical activities; including a wand shop, candy store, potion class and more!!! Come dressed in your favorite house colors! BONUS! Now, buy one ticket and get the second one half off.   Youth 17 & under: $35 | Adult: $45 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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November 2018

Toddler Art — Session 2

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. 2 seven week sessions Session 1: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: November 1, 8, 15, 29 (skips Thanksgiving), December 6, 13,…

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Holiday Arts Fair

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Join us for a Bonifas Arts Center tradition. Sell and promote your art at this high quality, holiday shopping event Rent a table if you’d like (first come, first serve) Download Artist Application »

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Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: November 5, 12, 19, 26 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself…

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Culinary Arts: Greek Cuisine

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Christina Economopulos DATES: November 6 The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Some of our chefs like to engage the audience in demonstrations. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up…

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Broken Cup Mosaic

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 28, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Cathie Knauf DATES: Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28 (3 -session class), 6:00 – 8:00 pm Artist Cathie Knauf leads you through the process of creating a unique mosaic piece. Join us to create this whimsical piece of functional art. Do you have a broken dish that you just hate to throw out? If not, no worries, - you will have the opportunity to visit the artist's studio to pick lots of dishes, glass and found objects! Bring your bits…

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Northern Exposure XXV Reception

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The U.P.’s premier and longest-running regional arts competition, Northern Exposure supports artists throughout the region by encouraging new work and offering over $3,000 worth of prizes. This exhibit showcases a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the Upper Peninsula.

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Abstract Painting: Beginner – Intermediate Level

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Anderson DATE: November 9 "Welcome to all who wish to explore abstract painting whether you are experienced or new to the process. We will have loads of fun and create beautiful artwork together!" -Pamela Anderson Abstract painting is an intuitive and spontaneous process. Join Milwaukee artist, Pamela Anderson, in a relaxed and practical exercise in learning how tools, color, form, mark-making, and gestural movement can create mood, inspire, and ignite imagination. Discover how to create your own personal…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: September 21, November 9, 30 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art, and kick off the weekend in style!   Three Nights Bonifas Member: $65 | Each Night Bonifas Member: $25 | Three Nights Non-Member: $80 | Each Night Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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The Art of Flowers with Dave Gafner

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on December 6, 2018 at 5:30pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Dave Gafner DATES: October 18, November 15, December 6 Three part series Session 1 - October 18 – Fall bulbs for spring flowers. Participants take home bulbs. Session 2 - November 15 - Thanksgiving centerpiece. Participants take home Thanksgiving centerpiece (low vase). Session 3 - December 6 – Christmas arrangements. Participants take home Christmas arrangement, something with 16 inch taper red or white candles Dr. Gafner is a celebrity florist, who worked on Oscars ceremonies, is associate and…

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Flea Market Flip

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: November 15 Repurpose an old frame into a work of functional art. Choose from the options of making a magnet boards, chalkboard or a serving tray as your final object d’art and employ your creativity to make it as unique as it is useful! Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Let the guys sit in the cold dark blind while you kick off the hunting season surrounded by creative friends! Register by November…

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Encaustic Portrait

November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: April South Olson DATES: November 27 Learn a unique art of encaustic. Take a picture, mount it on the wood, cover with encaustic and give someone a unique and memorable present for the holiday season! STUDENTS PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN 4x6 or 5x7 photo.   Register by November 20 Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Volunteer Brunch

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Volunteer brunch will be on November 28, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: September 21, November 9, 30 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art, and kick off the weekend in style!   Three Nights Bonifas Member: $65 | Each Night Bonifas Member: $25 | Three Nights Non-Member: $80 | Each Night Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Players de Noc — Don’t Talk to the Actors

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until December 8, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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November 30, December 1, 2 Matinee, 6, 7 & 8 Don’t Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick Directed by Pete Dzanbozoff The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledg- ling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancée are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned…

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December 2018

Players de Noc Matinee — Don’t Talk to the Actors

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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November 30, December 1, 2 Matinee, 6, 7 & 8 Don’t Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick Directed by Pete Dzanbozoff The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledg- ling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancée are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned…

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Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: December 3, 10, 17 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes…

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Culinary Arts: Indian Cuisine

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Mitzy Brayak DATES: December 4 The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Some of our chefs like to engage the audience in demonstrations. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up…

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Gingerbread Houses Holiday Workshop

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Eddie Moritz DATES: DECEMBER 8 Join the experts at the Bonifas for our traditional family holiday workshop by creating your own gingerbread house. A great way to enhance your holidays, this wonderful workshop will warm hearts of your entire family as you create lasting memories for many years to come. Adults and children are invited to attend (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult) and this class fills up fast so pre-registration is required to ensure a…

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Business After Hours

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Join WLUC TV6 and the Bonifas Arts Center for the Delta Chamber's Business After Hours. Business after Hours is a social event held each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and provides an opportunity to make valuable business contacts, as well as gain information important to your business. The event is co-sponsored by the Delta County Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Fall Raffle Drawing

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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We pull the winning tickets at Business After Hours on Dec 12 at 6:30 p.m. One for $5 or 5 for $20. First prize is a Mall of America package (includes an overnight stay at the Radisson Blu, 4 passes to the SeaLife Aquarium, 4 passes to Fly Over America and 4 wrist bands to Nickelodeon Universe); second is Dinner in Delta – gift certificates to 15 area restaurants; third is a complete auto detailing at T.J.’s Auto Spa.

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February 2019

Flannel Fest

February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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March 2019

Players de Noc — Gypsy

March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until March 9, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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March 1, 2, 3 Matinee, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Gypsy Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Lynn Soderberg Assistant Director Dawn Martin Musical Direction by Tom Knoll Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." While the title suggests that this musical is about the famous…

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Players de Noc Matinee — Gypsy

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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March 1, 2, 3 Matinee, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Gypsy Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Lynn Soderberg Assistant Director Dawn Martin Musical Direction by Tom Knoll Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." While the title suggests that this musical is about the famous…

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April 2019

Players de Noc — Moon Over Buffalo

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 4, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young…

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Players de Noc Matinee — Moon Over Buffalo

April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young…

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